Friday, November 16, 2007

Race looks all set to sizzle

It’s a race between hot hunks Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna, the talented Anil Kapoor, and three sizzlers such as Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu and Sameera Reddy.

Abbas-Mustan could not have got together a more exciting team of front-runners for his explosive action-thriller Race. The film is about that king of sport, horse racing, and Mustan takes his crew galloping all over Durban to fulfill a script that’s all about one upmanship.

This race also brings together Saif and Akshaye after Dil Chahta Hai. Saif, who is shooting in Australia, said, "As kids, Akshaye and I used to have this bicycle race, and apparently he’s very upset that I always used to beat him. So I’m challenging him to have another race now!" The reticent Akshaye retorted, "Saif is a laugh-a-minute riot and can keep you entertained for hours on end."

The hot and in-demand Chhote Nawab also had high praise for his female co-stars. "Women in our movies are either Mother Mary or they’re prostitutes, there’s never the more realistic grey area. In this film, we are exploring that area very interestingly," revealed Saif. Of Katrina, with whom he was working for the first time, he said, "You’re really not sure on what side this woman is. She is deceptive, good fun and, yeah, entertaining too."

When the music video of the film was being shot, the internationally renowned designer and fashion guru Jean Paul Gaultier dropped in on the sets and was astonished to find that Bipasha, Katrina and Sameera had the looks of international models. According to producer Ramesh Taurani,"Gaultier stood for hours watching a song being shot and even danced like a little child when the music was on!"


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